posted on Mar, 17 2020 @ 10:34 PM
I’ve been thinking a lot about covid-19 and it’s effect on our society. I’ve began to see it through a particular lens, and that is that
covid-19 is our generations great test.
Other generations have been tested as well, some by vast wars, others by depressions and shortages, and countless other perils.
Some may say that climate change is our great test, and I wouldn’t necessarily disagree. The difference being only that climate change has been a
slow change and is still debated by some as to our ability to affect it. Covid-19 has shown up practically overnight, forcing drastic changes in our
way of life.
Covid-19 is different in many ways, firstly this many be the first test we face as an entire human race. Even the world wars didn’t reach every
corner. This virus is effecting nearly everyone, rich and poor country’s alike, and there is no opting out, no staying neutral.
This virus will bring out the worst in some and I expected that, what has been more of a surprise is the good it’s bringing out across the globe.
Countless stories of people organizing locally to help others get through. School closures causing community’s to come together to solve issues of
child care without a school system to lean on. Businesses accepting the realization that their employees may need to choose between working, and
their family’s safety. Utility company’s telling their customers to not fear service cut offs due to lack of payment during this unprecedented
What do I take from all this?
This virus is forcing us to be more understanding of the people around us. An entire global population stepping back and saying maybe we should slow
down a little, maybe we should put some things on hold to help eachother get by, and I think as a human race we will not only get through this, but
it will make each and everyone of us a little more understanding and a little more appreciative of this world.
Not sure what this thread is supposed to be, just me getting some thoughts off the chest I guess. Feel free to post your thoughts on Covids long
lasting effects on our society if you’d like.